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Read Smart: James Shapiro - The Winner of Winners

16 May 2023

The latest episode of The Read Smart Podcast is dedicated to our Winner of Winners, James Shapiro, who won our 25th anniversary award two weeks ago today with 1599: A Year In the Life of William Shakespeare. Listen to Shapiro and Razia Iqbal discuss the literary canon, the cultural significance of Shakespeare’s plays and the Bard’s influence on contemporary politics.

Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.